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C’mon C’mon

“Sublime. It’s yet another perceptive, impeccably crafted winner from writer/director Mike Mills, about what makes us human, and how people struggle every day to do their best amidst the many challenges and pains of life.”
— The Playlist

Nominated for 3 Independent Spirit Awards: Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay.

Johnny (Joaquin Phoenix) is a kindhearted radio journalist deep into a project in which he interviews children across the U.S. about our world’s uncertain future. His sister, Viv (Gaby Hoffmann), asks him to watch her 8-year-old son, Jesse (Woody Norman), while she tends to the child’s father, who’s suffering from mental health issues. After agreeing, Johnny finds himself connecting with his nephew in ways he hadn’t expected, ultimately taking Jesse with him on a journey from Los Angeles to New York to New Orleans.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffman, Woody Norman

Director: Mike Mills

Rating: Rated R

Runtime: 108 minutes

Genre: Drama

Year: 2021

Country: United States

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"It’s one of the great movies about the continuity of art and life, about the back-and-forth flow between personal relationships and artistic achievements—and about the artifices and agonized secrets on which both depend."
— New Yorker

Named Best Picture of 2021 by the New York Film Critics Circle and the Los Angeles Film Critics Association.

Winner of Best Screenplay at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.

Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku, a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of Uncle Vanya at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari, a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900. As the production’s premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, not least between Yusuke and Koji Takatsuki, a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke’s late wife. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins — with the help of his driver — to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind. Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story.

Starring: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Toko Miura

Director: Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Runtime: 179 minutes

Genre: Drama, Festival Favorite, Subtitled

Year: 2021

Country: Japan

Language: In Japanese with English subtitles

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Flee becomes his cinematic catharsis, as Amin recounts his journey in fits and starts, while the animation turns his memories into a bracing adventure that doubles as modern history.
— IndieWire

Grand Jury Prize – World Cinema Documentary – Sundance Film Festival

Amin Nawabi grapples with a painful secret he has kept hidden for 20 years, one that threatens to derail the life he has built for himself and his soon-to-be husband. Recounted mostly through animation to director Jonas Poher Rasmussen, he tells the story of his extraordinary journey as a child refugee from Afghanistan for the first time.

Featuring: Belal Faiz, Daniel Karimyar, Elaha Faiz, Fardin Mijdzadeh, Georg Jagunov, Hafiz Højmark, Milad Eskandari, Navid Nazir, Rashid Aitouganov, Sadia Faiz, Zahra Mehrwarz

Director: Jonas Poher Rasmussen

Rating: Rated PG-13

Runtime: 90 minutes

Genre: Animation, Documentary, Festival Favorite, LGBTQ+, POC

Year: 2021

Language: In English, Danish, Dari, Russian, Swedish with English subtitles

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Licorice Pizza

"This San Fernando Valley palimpsest is so buoyant and bubbly, it practically floats off the screen. It’s the giddiness that grabs you in the Californian’s latest gem, and the dizzying sense of possibility and innocence. It left me with a contact high."
— Time Out

Named Best Picture of 2021 by the National Board of Review.

Licorice Pizza is the story of Alana Kane and Gary Valentine growing up, running around and falling in love in the San Fernando Valley, 1973. Written and Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, the film tracks the treacherous navigation of first love.

Starring: Alana Haim, Cooper Hoffman, Bradley Cooper

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson

Rating: Rated R

Runtime: 133 minutes

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Year: 2021

Country: United States

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"Joe Wright’s splendid new adaptation presents Cyrano as 21st-century MGM musical. By enlisting Bryce and Aaron Dessner of the National to compose the songs — lovely, wistful pop ballads for which Matt Berninger and Carin Besser supplied the lyrics — Cyrano restores the show’s sense of poetry. At the same time, Wright displays the kind of radical creativity that made early-career stunners Pride and Prejudice and Atonement so electrifying in their time."
— Variety

A man ahead of his time, Cyrano de Bergerac (Peter Dinklage) dazzles whether with ferocious wordplay at a verbal joust or with brilliant swordplay in a duel. But, convinced that his appearance renders him unworthy of the love of a devoted friend, the luminous Roxanne (Haley Bennett), Cyrano has yet to declare his feelings for her — and Roxanne has fallen in love, at first sight, with Christian (Kelvin Harrison Jr.).

Starring: Peter Dinklage, Haley Bennett, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Ben Mendelsohn, Bashir Salahuddin

Featuring: Featuring Music by Aaron and Bryce Dessner

Director: Joe Wright

Rating: Rated PG-13

Runtime: 124 minutes

Genre: Adaptation, Musical, Romance

Year: 2022

Country: United States/United Kingdom/Canada

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Parallel Mothers

"Penelope Cruz is as complex and captivating a screen heroine here as she ever was. In Parallel Mothers, she finds herself at the heart of a sobering history lesson, a passionate love story and, not for the first time, a glowing celebration of motherhood."
— Los Angeles Times

Two women, Janis and Ana, coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn’t regret it and she is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops and complicates, and changes their lives in a decisive way.

Starring: Penelope Cruz, Milena Smit

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Rating: Rated R

Runtime: 120 minutes

Genre: Drama, Subtitled

Year: 2022

Country: Spain

Language: In Spanish with English subtitles

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Worst Person in the World

"Funny and charming and sexy as all get-out, but with melancholy shadows that unsurprisingly lengthen as time passes, it’s a portrait of millennial angst and indecision that Trier rattles off with dazzling formal energy and boundless sympathy."
— Time Out

Director Joachim Trier returns with another modern twist on a classically constructed character portrait of contemporary life in Oslo. Chronicling four years in the life of Julie, THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD examines one woman’s quest for love and meaning in the modern world. Fluidly told in twelve chapters, the film features a breakout performance by Cannes Best Actress winner Renate Reinsve as she explores new professional avenues and embarks on relationships with two very different men (Anders Danielsen Lie and Herbert Nordrum) in her search for happiness and identity.

Starring: Renate Reinsve, Anders Danielsen Lie, Herbert Nordrum

Director: Joachim Trier

Rating: Rated R

Runtime: 128 minutes

Genre: Drama, Festival Favorite, Romance, Subtitled

Year: 2022

Language: In Norwegian with English subtitles